I was originally going to blog a bit more like yesterday...making a list of each of us. But today was such a weird day, that I think I will take the time to share 5 things that happened today.
1. We got out of the house for a bit, because M had an eye appointment. Not an oddity in and of itself...but he was exceptionally well behaved and cooperative, which IS odd. He actually really seemed to be enjoying himself, showing off that he could read the letters on the chart. He is so familiar with the battery of eye tests, he tries to tell the technician which tests he wants to do (He loves the 3D butterfly and is fascinated by the lights they use to see his retina). His vision with glasses is now 20/25, which is very good. His exotropia is about the same, so we are going to go back to VT (vision therapy) to work on depth perception and eye accommodation and coordination. Hopefully, this will reduce the eye fatigue/eye strain problems he has been having in school, too. He was cheerful and sweet to both the technician and doctor, only crying for a minute when they dilated his eyes. He is still absolutely terrified of the elevators at Emory, though...
2. E got a ZERO on an assignment. This is very out of character for him. He was in such a hurry to finish his work last week, that he overlooked an assignment on his check list. After he got his grade notification and completely freaked out (his grade dropped to a 73!), we had a talk about slowing down and checking off his work as he does it. He did the assignment after he was calm and turned it in, but it definitely did frustrate him that he missed it. He also learned - the hard way - that we shouldn't leave answers blank on assignments because they are marked incorrect if left blank. A good lesson to learn, albeit a hard one for someone was dependable and responsible as E tends to be.
3. I had to go to work in-person for an hour today. We've been 100% virtual since last February, and it was strange to go into the building. Few people were present, so that made me feel better (I only saw 3 other people and we were all masked and socially distanced).
4. E had a freak out over the way his belly button looks. I don't know about this one...or why it bothered him so much...he was too funny complaining about it though!
5. We STILL don't have most of our Christmas lights up...and I just don't know if it's happening this year. I want to finish up...but usually if I haven't done it by the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, I don't have time. It's really sad...I love my Christmas lights, but am drowning in so much school work, I am having trouble getting in the celebratory mindset. I should probably stop stalling with the blogging and get something done!! But, then again...Grey's Anatomy just finished recording and it's just waiting on me, LOL!